was introduced to Europe as a medicinal cure in the 1600s. In
1840, afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess
of Bedford to quell her hunger pangs between lunch and dinner.
The fancy British tea is traditionally served at 4 in the
afternoon. Most tea in America comes from the orange pekoe
variety. The golden leaves contain tannin which are responsible
for the flavor and color. One teaspoon of tea leaves is perfect
for each six ounces water. If you use herbal tea steep 8
minutes. For green tea steep 3 minutes and for black tea, steep
Boiling water to heat teapot
water for tea
or fat-free milk
Heat a teapot by filling it with boiling water. Discard
2 minutes. It is helpful to know how many ounces of
your teapot holds for the next step.
2. Measure 1
teaspoon tea leaves for each 6 ounces of water.
loose tea in a tea infuser, place in teapot. Fill teapot
boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes or until it reaches the
For an English tea party, serve scones,
cookies on a pretty
plate lined with a doily.
Makes tea for 4
Stash Jasmine Blossom Tea
Intoxicating Jasmine, May 1, 2007
Stash's Jasmine Blossom Green Tea is a heady infusion with
romantic undertones and a subtle elation. This premier tea
is perfectly blended for a full-bodied taste and delicate
floral bouquet. The finest green teas mingle beautifully
with jasmine blossoms to make this a very satisfying tea
~The Rebecca Review